Damage Assessment and RepairWe can help restore your property to its original condition
My property was damaged. What do I do?
CG Engineering has experience working with damage assessment and repair design for variety of structures and situations. We will provide immediate response to damage from accidents, fire, water, or other disasters. Once retained, an experienced structural engineer will arrive on site to assess the damage and assist the property owner in understanding the next steps for re-construction. Based on the engineer’s findings, a summary memo will be provided with recommendations for needed repairs. Depending on the situation, we will design repairs and prepare construction documents suitable for permit, bidding and construction. We can coordinate the permit process as well.
We often help property owners with:
If your structure has been compromised by windfall, fire, flood, vehicle impact, earthquake or other disaster, it is important to have a structural engineer determine if it is safe to occupy. Our engineers have experience with assessment and repair design for accidental damage of many varieties. We will design a repair for the damage and work with insurance companies, contractors and permitting agencies to ensure a safe and efficient repair process.
Dry Rot Repair
We specialize in assessment and repair design for buildings that have been compromised by dry rot. If you suspect dry rot in your structure, an engineer should investigate the extent of the damage. Our investigation will often require that we work with a contractor to open walls in key areas of the structure to view the damage. We will present our findings to you along with appropriate repair options, and can help with permitting the repairs if requested.
Our engineers have experience working with damage due to landslides and erosion. We can design new retaining structures, or present solutions for repair of damaged walls and structures. Our structural team can assess foundations, decks and walls for safety and our civil team can design new drainage solutions to prevent excessive ponding or runoff from further damaging your property. We can also assist in permitting and coordination of additional consultants, as needed.
Damage Assessment FAQs
How much does CG Engineering charge for an assessment?
How long will the process take?
This is a general guideline, many jurisdictions have additional permitting requirements that take longer. Residents of the City of Seattle often find that permitting takes longer because permit intake appointments are scheduled by the Department of Planning and Development. Appointments are subject to the City’s permitting schedule and workload.